Public Workshop for Russian River Watershed – Sonoma County Gazette

NOTICE OF PUBLIC WORKSHOP SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 Proposed Russian River Watershed Pathogen TMDL The California Regional Water Quality Control Board,North Coast Region (Regional Water Board) is proposing to amend the Water Quality Control Plan for the North Coast Region (Basin Plan) to establish a Pathogen Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) and Program of Implementation (TMDL Action Plan) for the Russian River Watershed. Regional Water Board staff invites you to attend a public workshop to learn about theDraft Pathogen TMDL and TMDL Action Plan. Background: Regional Water Board staff … Keep Reading

Russian River cleanup plan to seek fixes for failing septic systems – Press Democrat

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The proposed action plan aims to keep human and animal fecal waste out of the watershed and prevent waterborne disease. It touches on sources ranging from pet waste to dirty diapers, dairy ponds to homeless encampments, municipal waste treatment systems to recycled effluent used in irrigation. But requirements for repair or replacement of faulty and substandard individual wastewater disposal systems are likely to prove hot topics, if history is any indication. Regular inspections for septic systems within 600 feet of … Keep Reading

Act NOW: Stop the Plan to Cut the Water Flow in the Russian River

Next week, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors will discuss the Sonoma County Water Agency’s plan to permanently reduce summer Russian River water flows by up to 50%. Even though the agency’s own environmental impact report states that the plan to reduce water flows could very well result in a violation of water quality standards or degrade water quality, it’s very possible that the Board of Supervisors will approve the plan. If the Board approves the low flow plan, it … Keep Reading

Race for 5th District Supervisor and Low Flow in the Russian River

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Meeting for the Russian River Watershed Low Flow August 24, 2016 – Monte Rio Community Center, 20488 Highway 116, 4-8 p.m. Press Democrat Article on Low Flow This proposal permanently reduces flows to the Russian River. For more information please go to for the water agency’s perspective. This will have significant impate on people, animals, and plants. Public Hearing September 13, 2016 -Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 575 Administration Drive, Santa Rosa, no earlier than 3 p.m. The hearing will include a … Keep Reading

Russian River Flows to be Reduced by up to 50%

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This is a big heads up on proposed low flow implementation that could permanently impact our river. There are several beaches that now have had toxic algae blooms. Best, Kyla Brooke RUSSIAN RIVER FLOWS TO BE REDUCED BY UP TO 50%-PLEASE READ THIS IMPORTANT INFORMATION PLEASE FORGIVE DUPLICATIONS River Friends: On August 19, 2016, the Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA) will release the long awaited Fish Flow Project Environmental Impact Report (EIR). There will be a 60-day comment period (to … Keep Reading

Russian River Water Quality This Weekend

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Greetings Friends, Happy August! Some signs of harmful Blue Green Algae have been found in pockets of the river. The above caution was issued yesterday. Dogs and young children are the most at risk. Enjoy the river and stay safe. Below is an image from the Monte Rio Variety Show. The music was amazing. Hope to see you at the show next year! Have a great week. Yours in house matters, Kyla

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